About Us

About The Band

The Dapper Gents originally formed in 2012 in the Old Port of Portland, Maine from high demand for Jacob McCurdy to take his solo act to the upstairs stage at Bull Feeney’s. Mick Ramos (guitar), Scott Michel (bass), Johnny Clay Shanks (vocals/guitar), and Eric P. Winter (drums) provided the fuel for The Gents to make their debut. Playing classics like “Where is My Mind” by the Pixies and “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, they began to draw quite an audience.

As time went on, a few new members joined the ranks for some added texture. Danny Rand (Cello) and Mike Maurice (Keys) were able to take the bar room gents to a whole new level.

Eventually, the other talents of some of the band’s members began to borrow them on a more full time basis. Danny Rand (cello) and Jacob McCurdy (vocals/guitar) are the core members of The Dapper Gents, a Portland-based cover band that thrives on fine whiskey and IPA’s. They put a new twist on pop/rock/folk songs from any generation such as  Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” and Milo Greene’s “1957”.

Current Gents


Jake McCurdy



Danny Rand



Stu Gurley



Chas Lester


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